GLRPPR Sector Resource: LEED® for Homes - Pilot Study: Evaluation for Use in Army Family Housing
LEED® for Homes - Pilot Study: Evaluation for Use in Army Family Housing
Army participation in the LEED® for Homes Pilot Program is intended to facilitate preparations and transition from SPiRiT to LEED® for Homes as soon as it is ready for adoption. The pilot program will coincide with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) development of the LEED® for Homes evaluation tool. The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Installation Management) Housing Division has overall responsibility for the transition and has selected Norfolk District, Center of Standardization for Family Housing to facilitate and coordinate participation in the LEED® for Homes Pilot Program.
A team consisting of Army personnel experienced in Army Family Housing (AFH) and/or sustainability conducted site visits to AFH at Fort Lee, VA and Fort Huachuca, AZ. Both installations have a history of successful AFH projects and current projects under construction that used SPiRiT as a sustainability rating tool. LEED® for Homes was applied to each AFH project. Further, each credit was evaluated for applicability to Army projects and its ease of application using current design guidelines. Where appropriate, feedback was provided to the USGBC regarding issues, concerns, or clarifications on particular credits. The team also defined several Innovation and Design credits that could universally apply to AFH projects.
U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Cntr.
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